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by LostInCincy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: *SOLD* Trumper Rose - Tallow and Potassium Palmate
Replies: 0
Views: 426

*SOLD* Trumper Rose - Tallow and Potassium Palmate

I have a very rare NIB Trumper Rose Shaving Soap in a Bowl (tallow) and two NIB Potassium Palmate refills for sale. The Potassium Palmate version was the first non-tallow Trumper soap that was considered to be also excellent. Perhaps some lovers of these classics can put them to good use. 1. Tallow ...
by LostInCincy
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Badger brush - been out of the game a bit
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: Badger brush - been out of the game a bit

There are good options at that price point, but none would be better than buying a Maggard’s Super High Density knot and putting it in a cheapish handle yourself. They sell combo kits to do just that on their site. While some of their SHD knots can require a bit too much work, the smaller knot sizes...
by LostInCincy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Intensity of Scent - Castle Forbes and Truefitt & Hill CREAMS
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Intensity of Scent - Castle Forbes and Truefitt & Hill CREAMS

Sad to hear that. T&H has one of the closest Almond scents to D.R. Harris that I’ve tried. For a period of time, Harris creams were rather poor, leaving T&H as the replacement. Thankfully that isn’t the case anymore.
by LostInCincy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney... catch me up?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2103

Re: Rooney... catch me up?!?

Thank you to everyone who's replied. Seeing so many dead sites made me unsure that M&F was actually still available through Brad Sears, and that's genuinely helpful to know. Knots that begin at 26mm, on the other hand, are not so helpful. But perhaps truly custom and not bespoke is possible. I am wa...
by LostInCincy
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney... catch me up?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2103

Rooney... catch me up?!?

So, I’ve spent about a decade away from the forums (for the most part). I now realize that I basically skipped over a crucial period in brushes. Am I correct in seeing that the Rooney Finest knots like the one pictured here (purchased 2008, I think) are not to be found anywhere in new brushes? It lo...
by LostInCincy
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil
Replies: 82
Views: 19290

Re: Gillette Platinum-Plus blade from Brazil

I don't know, I think I see where he is coming from. A sharper blade will be less forgiving. A more forgiving blade might allow you to get away with marginally worse technique. That seems pretty reasonable.
by LostInCincy
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: The benefit of in-person shopping
Replies: 18
Views: 3823

Re: The benefit of in-person shopping

It's hard to say how they had this many old products around. I think it's a balance of being big enough to have placed large orders years ago, but not doing a lot (or any) online sales. It was interesting how they would have some old versions, but new ones also on the shelf. I could have bought a fe...
by LostInCincy
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The benefit of in-person shopping
Replies: 18
Views: 3823

The benefit of in-person shopping

I was on the road for nearly a month recently and needed ways to pass the time. I assume this community will approve of my choice to visit all the big wetshaving retailers that I could. I took full advantage of the various cities I travelled to and visited the following stores: Pittsburgh: Schiller’...
by LostInCincy
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current state of hard soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 4751

Re: Current state of hard soaps

Thank you, everyone, for the responses. This is exactly what I was hoping for. Did I get it wrong in my original post? Has anyone had success with Trumpers soaps purchased in the last year? I used their first non-tallow version years ago for a while with great success. I'd hate to think they haven't...
by LostInCincy
Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current state of hard soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 4751

Re: Current state of hard soaps

Of course, how could I forget about MWF. Tabac, as well? The impression I get is that a number of people didn't like the AOS scents. I personally hated the Sandalwood, but I found the Lemon just fine and the Lavender was one of my favorite and top performing soaps. I'm not sure if there's an existin...
by LostInCincy
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Comment on using up products
Replies: 82
Views: 27261

Re: Comment on using up products

Same here, Pete. I have to be honest, I'm amazed how valuable it seems to be. But people want what they want. I myself paid "way too much" for some old Trumper's Violet shaving cream recently. Truth be told, I don't regret it one bit. And now I have plenty to use liberally and enjoy, just as Gary wa...
by LostInCincy
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A Strange Use of a Shaving Brush
Replies: 6
Views: 2750

Re: A Strange Use of a Shaving Brush

That is really interesting to see. I've seen badger hair brushes used quite frequently to clean woodwind instruments in repair shops.
by LostInCincy
Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Current state of hard soaps
Replies: 20
Views: 4751

Current state of hard soaps

I hate to start a new thread that so closely follows what can be found in old ones, but I thought it might not be the worst time to ask what the state is of some old favorite soaps that may or may not have become less desirable than they once were. I know this topic gets old, but it helps to put a p...
by LostInCincy
Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Trumper Violet, old scent *FOUND*
Replies: 3
Views: 887

Re: WTB: Trumper Violet, old scent

Sadly, this didn't work out. I know it's a long shot, but I wonder if anyone else out there has some they would be willing to sell for a handsome profit?

Thanks!
Dan
by LostInCincy
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shave cream recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 4132

Re: Shave cream recommendations

A friend of mine brought back a tub of CF Lime from Scotland a few years ago. I really liked it, though not so much more than other creams to justify the price. I do need to try their Lavender, though, so thanks for reminding me!
by LostInCincy
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shave cream recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 4132

Re: Shave cream recommendations

Basil, I'm so glad to hear you say that because I saw St. James on some sites but didn't know if their quality rose to the level that their name might imply. I took a whiff of AOS Ocean Kelp the other day in the mall based on your previous recommendation and I liked it enough that I'm willing to che...
by LostInCincy
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums
Replies: 28
Views: 7801

Re: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums

To think that razors, blades and brushes have also changed a bit makes the whole process a little more daunting. Blades are one thing that really needed to improve, so that's nice to see.
by LostInCincy
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Shave cream recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 4132

Re: Shave cream recommendations

I nearly started a new thread to ask the same question as the original poster here. I've been out of the scene for a while (http://forum.shavemyface.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=55247) and I'm looking forward to trying some new stuff and getting up to speed. I've enjoyed all of the traditional English cr...
by LostInCincy
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums
Replies: 28
Views: 7801

Re: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums

Thank you, Murray and Clive. Funny that it seems like so many people joined around the same time we did. Because the market has changed a bit, I am going to be asking elsewhere as to what's relatively new on the scene and worth looking into. For all that I wrote above, I'm enjoying mixing up my rout...
by LostInCincy
Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums
Replies: 28
Views: 7801

What I learned in 7 years away from the shaving forums

7 years ago, I stopped checking in to ShavemyFace. I stopped coming here for recommendations and I stopped adding my two cents to every post, even on my favorite forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps. I started to sell off the impractical number of brushes and razors I had and got rid of the shaving cr...